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Coming Events

  • Stan Levco comes back to town with new book

    Former Mount Vernon Judge and Prosecutor Stan Levco, who was also a columnist for the Mount Vernon Democrat, returns to town on December 3 to read from his latest book: “The Second Best of Stan Levco.” 

  • River Days are here again
  • American Legion Riders to host bike show during River Days

    The American Legion Owen Dunn Post #5 in Mount Vernon is proud to announce the American Legion Riders’ Inaugural Benefit Bike Show on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the intersection of Third and Main Streets during River Days. All proceeds from the bike show will be donated to Operation Comfort Warrior, a program providing wounded soldiers with unfunded comfort items while they recover in medical-care facilities. Such items include loose-fitting athletic suits for burn victims or movies, puzzles and books for recovering military during down time in rehabilitation.

  • Composer Philip Hagemann writes Bicentennial music for New Harmony’s birthday celebration

    Philip Hagemann is a composer and choral conductor who was born and raised in Mt. Vernon, but has lived in New York City for many years. He has published 75 choral compositions and composed ten one-act operas and two full-length operas. His best-known choral piece is a Christmas novelty titled “Fruitcake,” which has sold over 150,000 copies and been performed by thousands of choruses. 

  • Immunization Clinics

    The Posey County Health Department will have an immunization clinic Wednesday, June 26 at the Coliseum in Mount Vernon from 2-4 p.m.
    Immunizations for the 2013-14 school year include:
    All Kindergarten students will be required to have one of the required doses of polio vaccine given on or after the fourth birthday, and at least six months after the previous dose.

  • SWCS presents irrigation discussion

    Mark your calendar for the Hoosier Chapter SWCS Summer Workshop and join in a timely discussion about irrigation in a conservation cropping system in Indiana. This workshop is designed for professional and retired conservationists, academia, educators, farmers, and those that want to know more about irrigation.

  • Joint Vacation Bible School planned

    Trinity United Church of Christ and St. Matthew Catholic Church have announced the dates for their joint Vacation Bible School. The sessions will be held 1-3 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, June 17. 1:00-3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, the week of June 17, in St. Matthew School Gym at Mulberry and Fourth streets.

  • Women’s Fund to host 2nd Annual Garden Walk

    The second annual Posey County Women’s Fund Garden Walk will be held Saturday, June 8 from noon to 4 p.m. The gardens of Dennis and Carolyn Wintz, Shawn and Cindy Nix, Phil and Patty Ferguson, Mark and Mary Weintraut, Greg and Rosemary Knowles, and the St. John's prayer garden will be open for viewing during the garden walk. Light refreshments will be served at each garden.
    In addition, Carol Peerman, Master Gardener, will be giving talks at the Riverfront Rain Garden.

  • Girls Scouts hosting STEAM U overnight event for all girls

    Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana and the University of Evansville invite all girls entering grades 6-12 to an overnight event, funded in part by a grant from the Welborn Baptist Foundation, that focuses on the innovation that is made possible through the collaboration of science and the arts/humanities.

  • Library Corner - June 6

    Summer Reading at the APL — Check out what’s “Between the Covers” this summer at the Alexandrian Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program about all things nocturnal. Enjoy books, movies, and other special events. Registration began May 30.
    The 2012 Summer Reading Program is open to adults ages 18 and older, with programs, prizes, book discussions, and special events.
    The adult program (will run concurrently with the children’s program, titled “Dream Big—READ!” Get your whole family involved!).